Find things to do at night in Samui for party animals, for families and for couples. There’s lots to see and do at night on this tropical island. Whether you’re on the north or south coast, you’ll find something fun, exciting or romantic to do at night in Samui.
Samui is made for relaxation and rejuvenation, but when night falls there’s lots to see and do.
Top recommendations at a glance for:
- families, head to the night markets, try some unique culinary delights and end the evening at one of the beach restaurants.
- couples, organise a secluded and romantic dinner for two by the sea in Taling Ngam Bay.
- party seekers, head to Ark Bar, meet an iguana and watch the best fire show on the island. Read on to get some nighttime inspiration for things to see and do in Samui.
#1 See Fire play at night at Chaweng Beach. Perfect for party goers and fun seekers in Samui
Be dazzled and amazed by a fire show over the water in Samui. Get lost in the swirling flame’s circular vortex. Feel as though you’re inside of a firework. This is a night activity that’s fun, lively and in the heart of the party scene.
#2 Check out the Koh Samui Night Market and playground at Central Festival Samui. It’s ideal for families and couples
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After an afternoon of shopping at the mall, there’s no need to stop. Continue shopping, eating and drinking well into the night at the night market out the front of Central Festival. It has a great vibe. There’s good options for food and drink as well. You can also find a great kids play area and climbing equipment in the mall, where they can burn off some energy before dinner.
#3 Walking Street Fisherman’s Village is a great night out for for families and couples
“Who knows what you’ll find” is the best way to sum up this market. From the typical souvenirs to fried crickets and grasshoppers. Come back from Samui with unique culinary stories to tell. This night market really comes alive on Friday nights.
#4 A beer, a beanbag, a beach and a sunset the perfect relaxing night for couples and families in Samui
There are lots of beach bars dotted along the coast in Samui. If you’re looking for a place that’s buzzing and the place to be seen, try Coco Tams. For a beach vibe that’s more secluded and a bit of a hidden gem, read #5 below.
#5 A secluded and family-friendly beach bar great for couples and families who want relaxed luxury by the sea in Samui
Beach Bar @ Flames is a hidden gem in Samui and quite new on the beach bar scene. It’s located on the south-west coast of Samui at the Intercontinental Samui. It’s little enclave of paradise and luxury. With sunset cocktails and bar snacks, kids can come and go as they play on the beach. There’s also a Fire Show on Sunday nights.
#6 Pride Bar Samui is great for party goers and couples in and out of the LGBT community
This bar has a friendly and casual atmosphere. It’s located in the heart of Samui. Meet lots of people at this super welcoming bar. The vibe is “You’re only alone if you want to be” at Pride Bar.
#7 Sunset drinks at Air Bar is perfect for couples and families who want to see the best sunset on Samui
Take in one of the best sunsets on the island from Air Bar. Drink and dine in seclusion and style. Drink cocktails that pair seamlessly with the sunset. This bar is the perfect place to begin an evening of romance in Samui.
#8 Get your cocktail fix at the Crafty Cocktail Company Samui, perfect for party goers and couples looking for a fun night out in Samui
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Try one of their cocktail masterclasses. Shake up a storm and create music as you mix. Visit the masterclass cocktail lab or arrange to set up the class in your villa. Their Mexican Misa cocktail comes highly recommended.
#9 Get up close and personal with an iguana at Ark Bar; for party goers and fun seekers who want the best and most unique night out in Samui
Ark Beach Bar is where the party people are in Samui. And it gets pretty wild here. After a few cocktail buckets, you might end up with an iguana on your shoulder or draped over your head. It’s also fire party central with a flaming jump rope, and an over-the-sea fire performance. Spend the day. Bring your swimmers. And continue to party into the night. Get a fresh coconut to rehydrate after Ark’s famous cocktail buckets.
#10 Get a drink at one of the VW bars at Fisherman’s Wharf – for couples and families who want to chill like it was in the 70s
You’ll see them parked around the island. Pull up a plastic stool, get a pinacolda and enjoy being on vacation.
#11 Get your steak-fix at El Gaucho Samui – for families and couples looking for a good and hearty dinner in Samui
Tuck into a delicious steak with a glass of red before you head out in Bophut or Chaweng to continue the party. The interior is not what you’d expect in Samui, but more of what you might be used to seeing in a big-city modern restaurant.
#12 Experience true romance as you dine over the sea – for couples looking for a true and unique romantic evening in Samui
There are some great dining options by the sea in Samui, but if you’re looking for the ultimate in romantic dining and want to celebrate a truly romantic evening in Samui with just the two of you, you have to try some of the private dining options in Taling Ngam Bay. There’s a private wharf that’s for the exclusive use of the InterContinental Samui. For one night, you can reserve the wharf and dine in complete privacy surrounded by the ocean, coconut trees, and Five Islands on the horizon. It’s magical and one of the most romantic dining spots on the island.